News, announcements, posts, and updates that inform ongoing creation and maintenance of accessible learning environments for every student.
Posted on November 9, 2020

Strengthening Family-School Partnerships

The Strengthening Family-School Partnerships Project will consist of Michigan families/caregivers and educators who are focused on removing common barriers between home and school settings.

Posted on October 1, 2020

Guidance From MDE for Fall 2020 - Providing Services to Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

Posted on August 31, 2020

New 'On-Demand' Intensive Interventions in Math Course

The National Center on Intensive Intervetion has developed an Intensive Interventions in Mathematics course focused on developing educators’ skills in designing and delivering intensive mathematics instruction.

Posted on August 21, 2020

Partner with Alt+Shift to bring the Foundations of Communications training to your district

As we enter the 2020-2021 school year, several of our former Foundations of Communication (FoC) sites are now partnering with Alt+Shift to focus on other trainings like Comprehensive Literacy for Autonomous Communication and Foundations of Math for Students with Significant Disabilities.

Posted on July 22, 2020

Talk AAC with peers from around the State!

Last month, Alt+Shift hosted the first AAC Talk Time, an informal gathering with a focus on connecting with peers from across the state.

Posted on June 18, 2020

Get to Know (and even join) the AT Leadership Group

In November 2019, several educators working in assistive technology gathered to discuss needs around getting the right AT tools into the hands of students.

Posted on May 20, 2020

Foundations of Math Series Cancelled

Regrettably, due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the previously scheduled state trainings for both Foundations of Math and

Posted on May 18, 2020

Lending Library Re-opening

The lending library will be open beginning on May 21st with a few changes to the normal procedure:

Posted on March 27, 2020

Alt+Shift COVID-19 Update

During this extended school closure due to COVID-19, the well-being of you and your communities is on our minds.

We are here to provide technical assistance and resources for families and educators related to:

Posted on February 25, 2020

'The Path Forward' Strategic Action Plan from the Michigan Department of Education

In 2018, the U.S. Department of Education issued a determination [PDF], stating that "..Michigan needs intervention in implementing the requirements of Part B of the IDEA."